(Editor’s Note: David Livingstone is a friend, and a brilliant researcher with an encyclopedic mind. However, we have a longstanding disagreement over style. He amasses facts. For years, I have asked him to make general statements that explain what the facts are intended to prove. Nevertheless, I present this recent article because it is redolent of new and important things, including the Cabalist idea that virtual reality is somehow “creating God.”)
by David Livingstone — (Abridged by henrymakow.com) April 30, 2014
The personal computer was largely a product of the “computer liberation” movement that grew out of the counter-culture of California in the 1960s.
More specifically, those trends were in turn an outgrowth of the CIA’s MK-Ultra program that popularized drug use for “mind-expanding” purposes.
A leading representative of this trend, who coined the term “personal computer,” was Stewart Brand, MK-Ultra agent and founder of the influential Whole Earth Catalogue.
By the mid-1960s, Brand was associated with key MK-Ultra agent, author Ken Kesey and his “Merry Pranksters.” In San Francisco, Brand produced the Trips Festival, involving rock music and light shows. This was one of the first venues at which the Grateful Dead performed in San Francisco. Brand is described in the beginning of Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.